Fairford Town have confirmed the signing of Nick Stanley from Shrivenham for the upcoming season. Nick had a brief loan spell at Cinder Lane at the start of the 2017/18 season and is a player, manager Jody Bevan, has long admired. Nick’s former clubs include Cirencester Town, Swindon Supermarine, Oxford City, Hungerford Town, Evesham Utd and Highworth.
“Nick is a versatile player who can play across the midfield or at left back. I’ve known him since he was a 17 year old first starting out for Cirencester Town and I am well aware of the qualities he possesses, particularly as he scored two absolute worldies against us last season! Last week we received confirmation that Kallum Thomas would be leaving the club for Thatcham Town, so I was eager to sign a replacement as quickly as possible. Nick was my first thought and I am absolutely delighted to get him on board for the season. His experience will be a huge boost to the existing squad as we look to progress again this season”.
On the news that Kallum Thomas had left the club, Bevan added “Kallum leaves with our best wishes. In my opinion he was one of the most under-rated players at our level and he was always a huge credit to the club. He lives 2 minutes away from Thatcham’s ground so once we were aware of the interest, we always knew he was likely to leave. Thatcham have a good young player in Kallum and I hope he thrives there.
Bevan also confirmed that “it has always been my intention to keep last year’s squad intact and the plan has always been to add ‘2 or 3’ players to compliment and improve on what we already had. I’m aware of interest from other clubs in a number of our players but I am confident of being in a strong position by 1st September. We have a number of ‘irons in the fire’ and I have always been firmly of the belief that we are a fantastic club for people to come and enjoy their football in an ambitious, professional and friendly environment.”